Utah-based multi-talented artist Goldmyth releases wistful new single “Isn’t It Easy”.
After her debut EP Faded Dream, released back in 2017, harpist, producer and singer Goldmyth bounced back onto the music scene with the single “My Mistake” earlier this year.
She’s back with more lo-fi, wistful pop on Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) mixed and Joe Laporta (Solange, David Bowie) mastered latest track “Isn’t It Easy”. Hinged around a buoyant guitar riff that calls to mind Tame Impala or Haim, the track delivers on Goldmyth’s unspoken promise; to provide feel good, bittersweet bedroom pop.
With clean, slacker vibes from the guitar – not to mention the harp – yet a beautifully funk inflected bassline, “Isn’t It Easy” possesses a summery air. But besides this warm, balmy vibe, there’s also a tinge of the bittersweet that’s innate to her gorgeous singing. Sweet but longing, razor-sharp with a breezy sensibility, Goldmyth’s vocal work is indeed the undisputed anchor of the track.
Of the conception of the track, Goldmyth commented: “I made this song as a hideout for myself when my overthinking, perfectionist brain was leaving me paralyzed. I wanted to capture the sound of going with the flow and create this dreamy little world where everything felt easy for a while. I co-produced the song with my friend Stuart Maxfield (Fictionist) in my studio with my electric harp running through an old vintage chorus amp, some very fat drums, and stacks of delicate vocals.”
This aim is achieved through carefree lyrics such as “I already know I love you singing in the doorway, I already know, already know”, capturing that lightheadedness and self-assured joy that comes from being in love and from being generally easy going.
“Isn’t It Easy” comes with a whimsical self-produced video made by overlaying film photos and camcorder footage combined with stop motion photographs. The effect is one that perfectly encapsulates Goldmyth’s oeuvre; charming DIY sensibilities and a carefree melancholia.
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